One of the icons of the Huntsville skyline is the steeple of First Baptist Church, which serves as the eastern gateway to the Rocket City’s Medical District. (Tip: Check out the church’s mosaic artwork outside – locals are endeared to its eclectic style). As one of the most active locations in town, the Medical District centers around North Alabama’s leading medical facility, Huntsville Hospital.
An Intimate, but Inclusive, Area
The tightly packed district, which also features a network of medical research and care organizations and numerous private practices and pharmacies, is strategically central to entertainment, dining and Huntsville’s main highway, Memorial Parkway. You’ll love the Medical District’s tight-knit sense of community, which makes it a great spot for visitors wanting to get a taste of local flavor, culture and activity, such as the Huntsville-Madison County Library’s main branch, and longtime local favorite eateries like Tender's and Stanlieo’s Sub Villa.
Of course, the Medical District's proliferation of local doctors, nurses and other on-the-move professionals ensures that there's a reliable supply of spots to grab a quick bite:
- Taco Bell
- Chick Fil A
Districts & Neighborhoods
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center
- Space Camp®
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